Charles River in Asia-Pacific (APAC)

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The Charles River Investment Management Solution (Charles River IMS) automates front- and middle-office investment management functions across global business lines, asset classes and currencies on a single platform. Tightly-integrated capabilities support portfolio management, performance and risk, compliance monitoring, order and execution management, and post-trade processing. Charles River’s operating model includes enterprise software, data, application management, hosting and FIX network to improve investment professional productivity, control risk and lower technology costs. The solution streamlines workflows across a common platform, accurately-maps and manages data, standardizes interfaces, and simplifies day-to-day system management and upgrades.

Charles River delivers advanced capabilities in a hosted solution:

  • Flexible, spreadsheet like modeling/portfolio construction tool to minimize Excel use
  • Integrated performance, attribution and ex-post risk
  • One platform for multi-asset order and execution management
  • Direct access to hundreds of brokers and liquidity destinations
  • Reference, analytic and benchmark data
  • Real-time pricing, exchange data and new security setup
  • Compliance monitoring across the trade lifecycle
  • Central and local post-trade matching and settlement
  • Independent Investment Book of Record (IBOR)
  • Configurability reduces customization

Charles River continuously adds regional functionality to address local needs. These include multiple time zones, market account codes, local language sets, region-specific security types and associated workflows, and support for distinct legal and compliance requirements. Pre-built compliance rule libraries help support Shari'ah and other ethically-based portfolio requirements, as well as local regulations such as those set out by: Australia: ASIC Substantial Holdings, Hong Kong: Securities and Future Commission (SFC) and Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority (MPF), Japan: Investment Trust Association (ITA), Singapore: Monetary Authority of Singapore Collective Investment Schemes (CIS) and Central Provident Fund Board (CPF) and Thailand: Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Offices

Charles River maintains Asia-Pacific regional headquarters in Melbourne and additional offices in the region are located in Tokyo, Singapore, Hong Kong and Beijing. Charles River specialists fluent in English, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean and Mandarin provide clients with local implementation, consulting and support services.

Clients

Charles River serves more than 350 investment firms in 43 countries in the institutional asset and fund management, private wealth, alternative investments, insurance, banking, pension and custody markets. Charles River has operated in Asia- Pacific for over a decade and serves around 140 clients across the region including: Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam